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Chelan County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2017: 76,533 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 66,616 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,852
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,832
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,170
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,143 (it was 8,851 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

36%

Land area: 2921 sq. mi.

Water area: 72.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Chelan County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.5%), Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Chelan County, WA (2017)
    • 52,13178.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 22,06433.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5182.3%Two or more races
    • 7701.2%Asian alone
    • 6280.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2890.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 820.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 38,422  (50.2%)
Females: 38,111  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Chelan County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,615 ($37,316 in 1999)
This county:

$61,615
Washington:

$70,979

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $764 (lower quartile is $657, upper quartile is $1,108)
This county:

$764
State:

$1087


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $289,900 (it was $143,400 in 2000)
Chelan:

$289,900
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $214,000 - $447,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $448,689
Here:

$448,689
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $231,879
Here:

$231,879
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $88,318
Here:

$88,318
State:

$295,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,431,769
Here:

$1,431,769
State:

$323,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $439,993
Here:

$439,993
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $113,799
Here:

$113,799
State:

$131,988

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $86,839
Here:

$86,839
State:

$87,922

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,448
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $421

Institutionalized population: 557

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 198
  • Thefts: 955
  • Auto thefts: 46

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 187
  • Thefts: 1072
  • Auto thefts: 69
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Health of residents in Chelan County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
77.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
83.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
67.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.
42.8% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 294 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 1998: 296 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1999: 271 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2000: 252 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2001: 251 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2002: 312 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2003: 347 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2004: 385 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2005: 457 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2006: 580 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2007: 472 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2008: 305 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2009: 236 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2010: 204 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2011: 154 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2012: 205 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2013: 259 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2014: 286 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2015: 358 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2016: 385 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2017: 414 buildings, average cost: $196,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Chelan, WA residents
Average permit cost in Chelan, WA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,647 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,214 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Chelan, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chelan, WA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chelan, WA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
Chelan County:

16.9%
Washington:

11.0%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for American Indian residents, 34.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 25.9 years old, American Indian residents: 45.6 years old, Asian residents: 60.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.4 years old, Other race residents: 18.6 years old)

Area name: Wenatchee, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chelan County is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $847 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wenatchee, Leavenworth-Lake Wenatchee, Chelan, Malaga, Manson, Cashmere, Sunnyslope, Leavenworth, South Wenatchee, West Wenatchee.

Chelan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Chelan County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bottineau County, North Dakota , Bonner County, Idaho , Eddy County, North Dakota , Skagit County , Itasca County, Minnesota , Richland County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Chelan, WA
County total employment by year in Chelan, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Chelan, WA

Current college students: 2,623
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,549 (27.6% naturalized citizens)

Chelan County:

12.5%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6742010 or later
  • 2,4252000 to 2009
  • 2,4901990 to 1999
  • 2,5021980 to 1989
  • 9911970 to 1979
  • 807Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.7%

Chelan County marital status for males Chelan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,429
  • One, attached: 766
  • Two: 1,162
  • 3 or 4: 1,976
  • 5 to 9: 1,133
  • 10 to 19: 1,027
  • 20 to 49: 1,817
  • 50 or more: 1,969
  • Mobile homes: 4,362

Housing units in Chelan County with a mortgage: 9,897 (177 second mortgage, 872 home equity loan, 99 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,346

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

68.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chelan County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,57657
Catholic13,5003
Mainline Protestant4,72924
Other2,97412
None37,674-
Chelan County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Chelan County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Chelan County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 87
This county:

12.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chelan County:

7.6%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Chelan County:

21.6%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.2%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Chelan County:

Average size of farms: 94 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $142,000
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4492.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,800
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,320
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.57%
All wheat for grain: 1978 harvested acres
Vegetables: 28 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 32,621 acres

Earthquake activity:

Chelan County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from Chelan County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 402.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from Chelan County center
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4249: January 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4249, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Wildfires, Incident Period: August 13, 2015 to September 10, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3372: August 21, 2015, FEMA Id: 3372, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Wildfires and Mudslides, Incident Period: August 09, 2015 to September 10, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4243: October 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4243, Natural disaster type: Fire, Mudslide
  • Washington Wildfires, Incident Period: July 09, 2014 to August 05, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3371: July 23, 2014, FEMA Id: 3371, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Union Valley Fire, Incident Period: July 28, 2009 to August 02, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 29, 2009, FEMA Id: 2823, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Easy Street Fire, Incident Period: July 08, 2007 to July 10, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 2711, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1682: February 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1682, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 02, 2006 to November 11, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1671: December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: 1671, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Flick Creek Fire, Incident Period: September 09, 2006 to September 16, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 11, 2006, FEMA Id: 2674, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chelan County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 13, Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chelan

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,313 (77.6%)
  • Carpooled: 3,302 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 427 (1.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 926 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 168 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,194 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,644 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (74%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Venezuela (2%)
  • Taiwan (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Brazil (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chelan County


  • American (33%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Chelan County, Washington in 2000:

  • 301 people in nursing homes
  • 248 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 192 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 90 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 71 people in other group homes
  • 53 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 39 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 31 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Chelan County, Washington in 2010:

  • 300 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 241 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 148 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 79 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $69,062.

7.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.67% relocated from other counties in Washington ($41,543 average AGI)
2.27% relocated from other states ($20,678 average AGI)
Chelan County:

2.27%
Washington average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Douglas County, WA  2.39% ($44,791 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.00% ($93,049)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.53% ($72,933)
from Grant County, WA  0.27% ($45,854)
from Pierce County, WA  0.19% ($51,603)
from Okanogan County, WA  0.18% ($41,000)
from Yakima County, WA  0.17% ($51,887)


7.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.32% relocated to other counties in Washington ($35,958 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($11,289 average AGI)
Chelan County:

1.76%
Washington average:

2.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, WA  2.61% ($46,722 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.52% ($56,408)
to Spokane County, WA  0.30% ($41,099)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.29% ($36,506)
to Grant County, WA  0.23% ($35,169)
to Okanogan County, WA  0.19% ($58,390)
to Pierce County, WA  0.16% ($40,958)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Chelan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Chelan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chelan County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chelan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chelan County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chelan County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chelan County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chelan County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chelan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,471 (9,845 aged, 1,626 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,398 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Chelan County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (725)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (684)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (579)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (459)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (402)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (375)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (368)
  • Unspecified dementia (164)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (151)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,311
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 290
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,654

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,265
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 718
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 62
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 109

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.1
  • Other - 52.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 76,533
  • In family households: 64,263 (10,403 male householders, 8,298 female householders)
    14,488 spouses, 22,269 children (20,990 natural, 730 adopted, 549 stepchildren), 750 grandchildren, 1,626 brothers or sisters, 1,645 parents, 2,200 other relatives, 2,584 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,947 (4,007 male householders (2,827 living alone)), 4,352 female householders (3,870 living alone)), 2,588 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,323

Size of family households: 9,848 2-persons, 3,382 3-persons, 3,042 4-persons, 1,251 5-persons, 360 6-persons, 818 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,697 1-person, 1,461 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 92 5-persons.

12,735 married couples with children.
3,152 single-parent households (583 men, 2,569 women).

74.9% of residents of Chelan speak English at home.
23.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $363,382,000 ($5,267 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,637,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $170,497,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,444,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,723,000
Federal grants: $74,185,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,616,000 ($32,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,918,000 ($134,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,922,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,754,000
Federal Government insurance: $113,725,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,900
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,027
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,661
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -257
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chelan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.99 millions of gallons per day (85% from ground, 15% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Chelan County, Washington
  • Year house built in Chelan County, Washington
  • 8662014 or later
  • 7862010 to 2013
  • 3,9272000 to 2009
  • 8,1711990 to 1999
  • 6,4691980 to 1989
  • 5,3761970 to 1979
  • 2,8751960 to 1969
  • 2,3381950 to 1959
  • 2,0521940 to 1949
  • 4,7811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chelan County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chelan County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chelan County, Washington
  • 551 room
  • 1712 rooms
  • 5233 rooms
  • 1,4274 rooms
  • 2,9865 rooms
  • 4,3386 rooms
  • 2,4947 rooms
  • 1,8938 rooms
  • 3,3569+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chelan County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chelan County, Washington
  • 5621 room
  • 7212 rooms
  • 1,4413 rooms
  • 3,0964 rooms
  • 1,4115 rooms
  • 1,2316 rooms
  • 8227 rooms
  • 3148 rooms
  • 2199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chelan County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chelan County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chelan County, Washington
  • 55no bedroom
  • 5141 bedroom
  • 3,2952 bedrooms
  • 8,8623 bedrooms
  • 3,3584 bedrooms
  • 1,1595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chelan County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chelan County, Washington
  • 562no bedroom
  • 2,2211 bedroom
  • 3,8902 bedrooms
  • 2,4443 bedrooms
  • 6274 bedrooms
  • 735+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chelan County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chelan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chelan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 275no vehicle
  • 3,4471 vehicle
  • 7,9492 vehicles
  • 3,9923 vehicles
  • 1,1924 vehicles
  • 3885+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chelan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chelan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,027no vehicle
  • 3,7511 vehicle
  • 3,3312 vehicles
  • 1,1783 vehicles
  • 4684 vehicles
  • 625+ vehicles

89.0% of Chelan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Washington.

Chelan County:

89.0%
State average:

82.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 46,335
  • Other state: 19,977
  • Northeast: 3,347
  • Midwest: 4,161
  • South: 1,896
  • West: 10,573
Year householders moved into unit in Chelan County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chelan County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 91.2%Electricity
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 95.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 524
Here:

6.2%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 123
Here:

2.8%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 482
Here:

20.1%
Washington:

16.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Chelan County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,761,000
    Sewerage: $428,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $172,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $168,000
    General - Other: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Health - Other: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $14,886,000
    Police Protection: $10,445,000
    Regular Highways: $9,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,735,000
    General - Other: $7,641,000
    Health - Other: $4,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,112,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,659,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,568,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Parks and Recreation: $595,000
    Housing and Community Development: $481,000
    Corrections - Other: $449,000
    Sewerage: $160,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,635,000
    Other: $1,266,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $741,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $121,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,397,000
    Health and Hospitals: $458,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,262,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,437,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,324,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,214,000
    Rents: $698,000
    General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Special Assessments: $310,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $176,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,755,000
    Police Protection: $438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $245,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,347,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,966,000
    Highways: $2,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $164,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,587,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,327,000
    Other License: $1,019,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $908,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $431,000
    Severance: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,584,000

Chelan County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,761,000
    Sewerage: $428,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $172,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $168,000
    General - Other: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Health - Other: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $14,886,000
    Police Protection: $10,445,000
    Regular Highways: $9,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,735,000
    General - Other: $7,641,000
    Health - Other: $4,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,112,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,659,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,568,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Parks and Recreation: $595,000
    Housing and Community Development: $481,000
    Corrections - Other: $449,000
    Sewerage: $160,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,635,000
    Other: $1,266,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $741,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $121,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,397,000
    Health and Hospitals: $458,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,262,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,437,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,324,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,214,000
    Rents: $698,000
    General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Special Assessments: $310,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $176,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,755,000
    Police Protection: $438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $245,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,347,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,966,000
    Highways: $2,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $164,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,587,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,327,000
    Other License: $1,019,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $908,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $431,000
    Severance: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,584,000

Chelan County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,761,000
    Sewerage: $428,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $172,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $168,000
    General - Other: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Health - Other: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $14,886,000
    Police Protection: $10,445,000
    Regular Highways: $9,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,735,000
    General - Other: $7,641,000
    Health - Other: $4,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,112,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,659,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,568,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Parks and Recreation: $595,000
    Housing and Community Development: $481,000
    Corrections - Other: $449,000
    Sewerage: $160,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,635,000
    Other: $1,266,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $741,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $121,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,397,000
    Health and Hospitals: $458,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,262,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,437,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,324,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,214,000
    Rents: $698,000
    General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Special Assessments: $310,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $176,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,755,000
    Police Protection: $438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $245,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,347,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,966,000
    Highways: $2,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $164,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,587,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,327,000
    Other License: $1,019,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $908,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $431,000
    Severance: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,584,000

Chelan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,527,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,761,000
    Sewerage: $428,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $172,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $168,000
    General - Other: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Health - Other: $42,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $14,886,000
    Police Protection: $10,445,000
    Regular Highways: $9,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,735,000
    General - Other: $7,641,000
    Health - Other: $4,654,000
    Financial Administration: $3,112,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,659,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,568,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Parks and Recreation: $595,000
    Housing and Community Development: $481,000
    Corrections - Other: $449,000
    Sewerage: $160,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,635,000
    Other: $1,266,000
    Natural Resources: $396,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $741,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $121,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,397,000
    Health and Hospitals: $458,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,262,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,437,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,324,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,214,000
    Rents: $698,000
    General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Special Assessments: $310,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $176,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,755,000
    Police Protection: $438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $380,000
    Financial Administration: $245,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,347,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,966,000
    Highways: $2,861,000
    General Local Government Support: $164,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,587,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,327,000
    Other License: $1,019,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $908,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $431,000
    Severance: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,584,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,216
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,095
  • Number of recipients under 18: 174
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 808
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 234
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 496
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 541
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED189$190,709431$245,3922,492$212,815200$147,6257$2,784,429605$259,319176$135,972
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$183,90958$200,224291$227,08220$159,2000$061$236,82025$125,680
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$174,034110$208,582760$229,02060$133,9832$624,500151$270,894105$122,124
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$187,90939$256,615419$228,95026$109,8463$152,00060$311,13333$154,121
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$175,42911$186,182106$268,11318$120,0000$013$435,84621$138,238
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$215,55857$229,0704$281,0001$133,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$259,33313$223,3082$261,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$204,15811$234,3640$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$230,5006$250,8331$205,0001$187,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chelan, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chelan, WA - Value
Most common first names in Chelan County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John40276.2 years
William35177.4 years
Mary32380.7 years
Robert31072.5 years
James28874.1 years
Charles23877.2 years
George22478.0 years
Dorothy15378.4 years
Ruth15281.4 years
Frank13577.4 years
Most common last names in Chelan County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17678.4 years
Johnson14980.8 years
Jones10178.6 years
Miller9478.3 years
Brown8776.3 years
Davis8278.0 years
Anderson7879.7 years
Wilson7377.2 years
Williams7275.4 years
Nelson6677.1 years
Businesses in Chelan County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware2Maurices1
Albertsons1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's2New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike12
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Best Western3Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks6
FedEx10Subaru1
GNC1Subway4
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jack In The Box1UPS16
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
La Quinta1Vons3
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture3Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Chelan County on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"